Scholarly journal publications written or edited by Communications Department faculty prior to the creation of the Communications and Language Studies Department in Fall 2023. For publications after that date, please click on the following link: Communications and Language Studies Faculty Journal Articles.


Manuscripts from 2023


“I Feel Like the Risks Far Outweigh the Benefits of the Vaccinations”: Investigating Vaccine Risk Perceptions, Emotions, and the PRISM Framework, Ashleigh Day, Julie E. Volkman PhD, Chris Morse, and Kirsten Hokeness

Manuscripts from 2022


PRISM and Emotions: Understanding the Role of Fear and Hope Toward Vaccine Information Seeking Intentions, Julie E. Volkman PhD, Asleigh M. Day, Tara G. McManus, Kirsten Hokeness, and Chris Morse

Manuscripts from 2021


Information Source’s Influence on Vaccine Perceptions: An Exploration into Perceptions of Knowledge, Risk and Safety, Julie E. Volkman, Kirsten L. Hokeness, Chris R. Morse, Alyce Viens, and Alexandra Dickie

Manuscripts from 2020


Communicating in Crisis Situations, Rick Gorvett, Chris Morse, and Julie Volkman

Manuscripts from 2019


Social Media Usage Patterns: Research Note Regarding the Lack of Universal Validated Measures for Active and Passive Use, Briana M. Trifiro and Jennifer Gerson

Manuscripts from 2018


Patient-Centeredness in Electronic Communication: An Evaluation of Patient-to-Healthcare-Team Secure Messaging, Timothy P. Hogan, Tana M. Luger, Julie Volkman, Mary Rocheleau, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Anna M. Barker, Kim M. Nazi, Thomas K. Houston, and Barbara G. Bokhour


Foregrounding Morality: Encouraging Parental Media Literacy Intervention Using the TARES Test for Ethical Persuasion, Kevin Pearce and Stanley Baran

Communication Rx: transforming healthcare through relationship-centered communication, Julie E. Volkman


Exploring Online Asynchronous Counseling With Tobacco Treatment Specialists in the QUIT-PRIMO and National Dental PBRN HI-QUIT Studies: Who Uses It and What Do They Say?, Jessica H. Williams, Kathryn DeLaughter, Julie E. Volkman, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Midge N. Ray, Gregg H. Gilbert, and Thomas K. Houston

Manuscripts from 2017


African American Veterans Storytelling A Multisite Randomized Trial to Improve Hypertension, Thomas K. Houston, Gemmae M. Fix, Stephanie L. Shimada, Judith Long, Howard S. Gordon, Charlene Pope, Julie E. Volkman, Jeroan Allison, Kathryn DeLaughter, Michelle Orner, and Barbara G. Bokhour

Narratives in Health and Risk Messaging, Julie E. Volkman

Manuscripts from 2015


Health Information-Seeking on Behalf of Others: Characteristics of "Surrogate Seekers", Sarah L. Cutrona, Kathleen Mazor, Sana Vieux, Tana Luger, Julie E. Volkman, and Lila J. Finner Rutten


Narratives to enhance smoking cessation interventions among African-American smokers, the ACCE project, Thomas K. Houston, Catarina Kiefe, Heather Kohler, Jessica Williams, Julie E. Volkman, Jeroan Allison, Pamela Foster, and Andrea Cherrington


Smoking Status and Pain Intensity Among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans, Julie E. Volkman, Eric C. DeRycke, Mary A. Driscoll, William C. Becker, Cynthia A. Brandt, Kristin M. Mattocks, Sally G. Haskell, Harini Bathulapalli, Joseph L. Goulet, and Lori A. Bastian

Manuscripts from 2014


Quitters referring smokers: a quitline chain-referral pilot study, Kathryn DeLaughter, Julie E. Volkman, Barrett D. Phillips, and Thomas K. Houston

College Students’ Use of Energy Drinks, Social Problem-Solving, and Academic Performance, Joseph J. Trunzo, Wendy Samter, Christopher Morse, Kelly McClure, Carolynn Kohn, Julie E. Volkman, and Kaylene O'Brien

Integrated Marketing Mix, Julie E. Volkman


The National Cancer Institute’s Health Information National Trends Survey [HINTS]: a national cross-sectional analysis of talking to your doctor and other healthcare providers for health information, Julie E. Volkman, Tana M. Luger, Kimberly LL Harvey, Timothy P. Hogan, Stephanie L. Shimada, Daniel Amante, Keith D. McInnes, Hua Feng, and Thomas K. Houston

Manuscripts from 2013


Crowdsourced Peer- Versus Expert-Written Smoking-Cessation Messages, Heather L. Coley, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Jessica H. Williams, Julie E. Volkman, Yu-Mei Schoenberger, Connie L. Kohler, Heather Cobko, Midge N. Ray, Jeroan Allison, Daniel E. Ford, Gregg H. Gilbert, and Thomas K. Houston


Cluster-randomized trial of a web-assisted tobacco quality improvement intervention of subsequent patient tobacco product use: a National Dental PBRN study, Thomas K. Houston, Catarina Kiefe, Jeroan Allison, Gregg H. Gilber, Julie E. Volkman, Midge N. Ray, and Kathryn DeLaughter


Veteran Internet Use and Engagement With Health Information Online, Thomas K. Houston, Julie E. Volkman, Hua Feng, Kim M. Nazi, Stephanie L. Shimada, and Susannah Fox

The Influence of Uncertainty and Social Support on Information Seeking Concerning Illicit Stimulant Use Among Young Adults, Chris R. Morse, Julie E. Volkman, Wendy Samter, Joseph Trunzo, Kelly McClure, Carloynn Kohn, and Joanna C. Logue

Manuscripts from 2012

A novel process for integrating patient stories into patient education interventions: Incorporating lessons from theater arts, Gemmae M. Fix, Thomas K. Houston, Anna M. Barker, Laura Wexler, Natasha Cook, Julie E. Volkman, and Barbara G. Bokhour

When Families Talk: Applying Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to African American Families Discussing Their Awareness, Commitment, and Knowledge of Organ Donation, S. D. Long, S. E. Morgan, T. Harrison, Walid A. Afifi, M. Stephenson, T. Reichert, and Christopher R. Morse


I'm Not Rude, I'm Just Moody: The Impact of Affect on Politeness in Initial Interactions, Christopher Morse and Walid A. Afifi

Expressing Emotions as Evidence in Osteoporosis Narratives: Effects on Message Processing and Intentions, Julie E. Volkman and Roxanne Parrot

Manuscripts from 2011


Situational and Communicative Predictors of Forgiveness Following a Relational Transgression, Christopher R. Morse and Sandra Metts


What I Would Like You to Hear … A Tribute to My Friend and Mentor, Brant R. Burleson, Wendy Samter

The Routledge handbook of health communication, Julie E. Volkman

Manuscripts from 2010


An Examination into the Dyadic Effects of Mood in Social Interactions, Christopher R. Morse and Julie E. Volkman

Using Geographic Information Systems to Promote Community Involvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control, Roxanne Parrot, Julie E. Volkman, Eugene Lengerich, Christie B. Ghetian, Amy E. Chadwick, and Suellen Hopfer

A National Survey of State Comprehensive Cancer Control Managers: Implications of Geographic Information Systems, Julie E. Volkman, Roxanne Parrot, Suellen Hopfer, and Eugene J. Lengerich

Manuscripts from 2009

A Portrait of Food and Drink in Commercial TV Series, Bradley Greenberg, Sarah F. Rosaen, Tracy R. Worrell, Charles T. Salmon, and Julie E. Volkman


Religiosity, Anxiety, and Discussions About Organ Donation: Understanding a Complex Systemof Associations, Christopher R. Morse, Walid A. Afifi, Susan E. Morgan, Michael T. Stephenson, Tom Reichert, and Shawn D. Long

Pregnancy Intentions and Folic Acid Supplementation Exemplars: Findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study, Roxanne Parrot, Julie E. Volkman, Marianne M. Hillemeier, Carol S. Weisman, Gary A. Chase, and Anne-Marie Dyer


Disentangling the characteristics of narratives comprising evidence: outcomes of osteoporosis narrative evidence for young women, Julie E. Volkman and Roxanne Parrot

Manuscripts from 2008


Adolescents' Avoidance Tendencies and Physiological Reactions to Discussions about Their Parents' Relationship: Implications for Postdivorce and Nondivorced Families, Tamara Afifi, Walid A. Afifi, Christopher R. Morse, and Kellie Hamrick

Cancer registry policies in the United States and geographic information systems applications in comprehensive cancer control, Christie B. Chetian, Roxanne Parrot, Julie E. Volkman, and Eugene J. Lengerich


Romantic Reconciliation as Influenced by Implicit Theories of Relationships and Information Seeking Style, Megan R. Dillow, Christopher R. Morse, and Walid A. Afifi

Memorable Messages about Genes and Health: Implications for Direct-to-Consumer Marketing of Genetic Tests and Therapies, Roxanne Parrot, Julie E. Volkman, Christie Ghetian, Judith Weiner, Janice Raup-Krieger, and John Parrot

School Nurse Communication Effectiveness With Physicians and Satisfaction With School Health Services, Julie E. Volkman and Marianne M. Hillemeier


Adolescent Females and Their Mothers, Julie E. Volkman and Kami Silk

Manuscripts from 2007


Individual Prayer Behavior in Times of Personal Distress:Typological Development and Empirical Examination with a College Student Sample, Erina L. MacGeorge, Graham D. Bodie, Ginger L. B. Sietman, Brian Geddes, Jeralyn L. Faris, and Wendy Samter


After 9/11: Goal Disruption, Emotional Support, and Psychological Health in a Lower Exposure Sample, Erina L. MacGeorge, Wendy Samter, Bo Feng, Seth J. Gillihan, and Angela R. Graves

Manuscripts from 2006


Examining the Decision to Talk With Family About Organ Donation: Applying the Theory of Motivated Information Management, Walid A. Afifi, Susan E. Morgan, Michael Stephenson, Christopher Morse, Tyler Harrison, Tom Reichert, and Shawn D. Long

Formative research on adolescent and adult perceptions of risk factors for breast cancer, Kami J. Silk, Elizabeth Bigsby, Julie E. Volkman, Catherine Kingsley, Charles Atkin, Merissa Ferrara, and Leigh-Anne Goins

Manuscripts from 2005

Media literacy, Economic Rationales, and the Humanities: The Making of a Movement, Stanley J. Baran and Susan R. Baran


Which Comforting Messages Really Work Best? A Different Perspective on Lemieux and Tighe's "Reciever Perspective", Brant R. Burleson, Wendy Samter, Susanne M. Jones, Adrianne Kunkel, Amanda J. Holmstrom, Steven T. Mortenson, and Erina L. MacGeorge


Academic Stress, Supportive Communication and Health Outcomes, Erina L. MacGeorge, Wendy Samter, and Seth J. Gillihan


The Role of Communication in Same-Sex Friendships: A Comparison of African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans, Wendy Samter and Brant R. Burleson

Manuscripts from 2004


Examining Predictors and Consequences of Information Seeking in Close Relationships, Walid A. Afifi, Megan R. Dillow, and Christopher R. Morse


Toward a Broader Conceptualization of Jealousy in Close Relationships: Two Exploratory Studies, Jennifer L. Bevan and Wendy Samter

Stress, Social Support and Health Among College Students After September 11, 2001, Erina L. MacGeorge, Wendy Samter, Bo Feng, Seth J. Gillihan, and Angela R. Graves

Manuscripts from 2003


Skill Deficit or Differential Motivation? Accounting for Sex Differences in the Provision of Emotion Support, Erina L. MacGeorge, Seth J. Gillihan, Wendy Samter, and Ruth Anne Clark

Manuscripts from 2002


How Gender and Cognitive Complexity Influence the Provision of Emotional Support: A Study of Indirect Effects, Wendy Samter

Manuscripts from 2001


When Norms are Violated: Imagined Interactions as Processing and Coping Mechanisms, Kristen M. Berkos, Terre H. Allen, Patricia Kearney, and Timothy G. Plax

Manuscripts from 2000

A College Admission Test Protocol to Mitigate the Effects of False Negative SAT Scores, Jeffrey G. Hunter and Wendy Samter

The Role of Expectations in Effective Genetic Counseling, Lisa R. Jay, Walid A. Afifi, and Wendy Samter

Manuscripts from 1999


The Role of Facework in Younger and Older Adults' Evaluations of Social Support Messages, Scott E. Caplan and Wendy Samter

Manuscripts from 1998


Friendly Fire: Topical Variations in Conflict Among Same and Cross-Sex Friends, Wendy Samter and William R. Cupach


African American Women's Perception of Rebuttal Analogy: Judgements Concerning Politeness, Likeability and Ethics, Bryan B. Whaley, Anne Maydan Nicotera, and Wendy Samter

Manuscripts from 1997

Ethnicity and Emotional Support in Same-Sex Friendship: A Comparison of Asian-American, African-Americans, and Euro-Americans, Wendy Samter, Bryan B. Whaley, Steven T. Mortenson, and Brant R. Burleson

Manuscripts from 1996

Men's and Women's Beliefs About Communication in Intimate Relationships: When Sex Differences Make A Difference - And When They Don't, Brant R. Burleson, Adrianne W. Kunkel, Wendy Samter, and Kathy J. Werking


Similarity In The Communication Skills of Young Adults: Foundations of Attraction, Friendship, and Relationship Satisfaction, Brant R. Burleson and Wendy Samter

Manuscripts from 1992

Are There Gender Differences In The Relationship Between Academic Performance and Social Behavior?, Brant R. Burleson and Wendy Samter

Communicative Characteristics of the Lonely Person's Friendship Circle, Wendy Samter

Manuscripts from 1990

Effects of Cognitive Complexity on the Percieved Importance of Communication Skills in Friends, Brant R. Burleson and Wendy Samter


Similarity in Communication Values as a Predictor of Friendship Choices: Studies of Friends and Best Friends, Brant R. Burleson, Wendy Samter, and Anne E. Lucchetti

Evaluations of Communication Skills as Predictors of Peer Acceptance in a Group Living Situation, Wendy Samter and Brant R. Burleson

Manuscripts from 1989

You Are What You Buy: Mass Mediated Judgements of People's Worth, Stanley J. Baran, Jin Ja Mok, Mitchell Land, and Tae Young Kang

Behavioral Complexity Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Effects of Cognitive Complexity and Message Complexity on Impressions of the Source of Comforting Messages, Wendy Samter, Brant R. Burleson, and Lori Basden-Murphy

Manuscripts from 1988


Impact of the VCR on Control of Television Viewing, Won Yong Kim, Stanley J. Baran, and Kimberly K. Massey

Manuscripts from 1987


More Evidence That Cognitive Complexity Is Not Loquacity: A Reply to Beatty and Payne, Brant R. Burleson, Michael S. Waltman, and Wendy Samter

Comforting Conversations: The Effects of Strategy Type on Evaluations of Messages and Message Producers, Wendy Samter, Brant R. Burleson, and L. Murphy

Manuscripts from 1986


How Effectively Are We Managing Innovation?, Stanley J. Baran, Peter Zadan, and John H. Vanston

Manuscripts from 1985


Consistencies in Theoretical and Naive Evaluations of Comforting Messages, Brant R. Burleson and Wendy Samter

Individual Differences in the Perception of Comforting Messages, Brant R. Burleson and Wendy Samter

Manuscripts from 1984

Social Perceptions and the By-products of Advertising, Stanley J. Baran and V.J. Blasko

Utilizing Television to Bring Nutrition Information to the Elderly: A Needs Assessment, Stanley J. Baran, Margaret E. Briley, Martha Beth Gillham, Robert Foshko, and Christopher F. White


It's All in the Family: Siblings and Program Choice Conflict, Stanley J. Baran and Susan Brown Zahn

Decision-making Procedure and Decision Quality, Brant R. Burleson, Barbara J. Levine, and Wendy Samter

Cognitive and Motivational Influences on Spontaneous Comforting Behavior, Wendy Samter and Brant R. Burleson

Manuscripts from 1981


An Investigation of the Quantity of Articles Produced in Mass Communication by Institutions: 1970-1979, Stanley J. Baran and Robert D. King

Manuscripts from 1980


The Acquisition of Sexual Information by Young People, John A. Courtright and Stanley J. Baran

Manuscripts from 1979

Television Programs About Retarded Children and Parental Attitudes Toward Their Own Children, Stanley J. Baran

Television as a Facilitator of Pro Social Behavior: "The Waltons", Stanley J. Baran, Lawrence J. Chase, and John A. Courtright


One-Parent Children's Identification with Television Characters and Parents, Kyoon K. Hur and Stanley J. Baran

Manuscripts from 1977

Television Programming as a Socializing Agent for Mentally Retarded Children, Stanley J. Baran


TV Programming and Attitudes Toward Mental Retardation, Stanley J. Baran


Justifying a Graduate Program in Communication: Demonstrating Employability, Stanley J. Baran and F. F. Shoemaker

Manuscripts from 1976


How TV and Film Portrayals Affect Sexual Satisfaction in College Students, Stanley J. Baran


The Regulation of Televised Violence, Stanley J. Baran and Lucy L. Henke


An Assessment of Quantitative Research in Mass Communication, Lawrence J. Chase and Stanley J. Baran

Manuscripts from 1975

The Audience of Public Television: Did Watergate Make a Difference?, Stanley J. Baran and Dennis K. Davis

Retarded Children's Perceptions of Favorite Television Characters as Behavioral Models, Stanley J. Baran and Timothy P. Meyer

Manuscripts from 1974

Children's SES and Perceptions of Television Wealth, Stanley J. Baran

Prosocial and Antisocial Television Content and Modeling by High and Low Self-Esteem Children, Stanley J. Baran

Imitation and Identification: Two Compatible Approaches to Social Learning From the Electronic Media, Stanley J. Baran and Timothy P. Meyer

Manuscripts from 1973

Dying Black/Dying White: Coverage in Six Newspapers, Stanley J. Baran

Television and Social Learning in the Institutionally Mentally Retarded, Stanley J. Baran